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about the battle in afghanistan and his efforts to rescue soldiers that were ambushed by taliban forces. dakota meyer became the first living marine to receive the medal of honor since the vietnam war. this is about 45 minutes. >> i would like to welcome everybody. this is my official welcome. we are honored to have you here today. we are part of an elite club of authors. there are many that are active here in the american legion post the other thing i want to mention is each of you have a card that looks something like this. several years ago, we began a program called support the troops. the weather was books or dvds or even ipods, batteries, some of the things that they let us know that they needed, and we collected a few boxes and sent them to the troops. each year it has gotten bigger and bigger and bigger. i think last year we sent over 300 boxes to the troops, and we collected a lot of money, which, of course, if you come to the event and you haven't brought a set of batteries, don't need to feel that because there are 25-dollar bags, 50-dollar backs, 40,000-dollar bags, if you w
in afghanistan? should the u.s. apologize for u.s. marines your mating on taliban corpses? ryan: oh, gosh, yes. your mating on taliban corpses? what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. what we should not be doing is saying to the egyptian people while mubarak is cracking down on them that he's a good guy and then the next week say he ought to go. what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, in our marine -- we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. look, this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al-qaeda cells there as we know al-qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa, and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment? of course there's an investigation so we can make sure that this never happens again, but when it comes to speaking up for our values, we should not apologize for those. here's the problem. look at all the
that -- and amid all that, the general's plane was damaged by taliban militants who fired missiles at ill while parked at bagram -- at it while parked at bagram air force base. he is a 1974 graduate of west point. he and wiz dive deend wife deenie have four children and seven grandchildren. the chairman is also a self-described sinatra irish pub kind of guy -- [laughter] who loves to sing at official functions. among his hits, all available on youtube, are christmas in killarney, the sesame street theme, and despite being from new jersey, "new york, new york." it is my pleasure to welcome general martin dempsey, the melodious chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. [applause] >> well, i did hear you get a little roughed up when you come to these events. although i will say the last time i was many this room i was actually surrounded by the muppets. [laughter] thanks, theresa. there is a tradition in the cavalry corpses, i am a cavalryman by background and a cavalryman at heart that we call the spur ride. in the early days, a new cavalryman was put on a horse without a saddle, no bridle, just he
was the deadline. what our pakistani friends have noticed is the deadline. what the taliban has noted is the deadline. and everybody is playing to that deadline. including president karzai quite frankly who has no other choice. what mr. romney has said is, yes, that works, as long as the military thinks it works. if you trust commanders on the ground, and they say can't leave just yet, then you're going to change your plan. and the taliban is terrified of that. the last thing they need it to know that the united states may not leave as quickly as they expect. and look what happened in iraq. boy, we stopped our deadline and we didn't work all that hard to make sure that schmidt [inaudible] with iraq. and look at iraq today. with a man who is trying very hard to become a shia, with civil war breaking out again, without had acted not only in iraq but in iraq's neighbors, so how well have we done? have we brought peace and democracy to iraq? by the iraqi people safe? the answer we know is now mac. so the difference is, mr. romney says for those years, there's a glitch i don't want to do,
. and amid all that the general's plan was damaged by taliban militants who fired rockets at it while parked at bagram airfield in afghanistan. dempsey was unharmed and away from his plane at the time. general dempsey is a 1974 graduate of west point. he and his wife who were high school sweethearts have three children who have all served in the united states army and seven grandchildren. the chairman is also itself describes a notch or irish pub kind of guy who loves to sing at official functions. among his hits all available on youtube are christmas in colonie, the sesame street theme, and despite being from new jersey, new york new york. it is my pleasure to welcome general martin dempsey, the melodious chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or go up co. >> well i did hear you get a little roughed up when you come to these events. although i will say the last time i was in this room i was actually surrounded by the muppets. [laughter] thanks, theresa. there is a tradition in the calvary cord, i am a cavalryman by background and a calvary man at heart, that we call this for right. in the ea
their lives like the 14 year-old girl. [applause] i cannot get over it. shot in ahead by the taliban extremist on her way home from school. because she stood up to the taliban when they took over and ordered all girls' schools to be closed down. she revealed that this was like her writings with life under the brutal control that education end would prevail. we cannot let her or her courageous action be forgot 10. or those in afghanistan to face threats from the taliban as they go to school. the combined forces of the eight year-old organization dedicated to a dancing rates around the world. learning high school and medical students learn about human rights with schools and communities to ensure every girl has access to quality education. to insure grows are seen and heard, today with the international partners calls school assemblies, even a flash mobs that grand central station for challenges girls face around the world. and said teacher advisers are here. please stand up where you are sitting. from thomas jefferson high school for science and technology. >> georgetown day school school, albe
, the taliban is inside of the building, referring to this building. um, pat said he found that comment surprising. but i would think that feelings would run a little bit stronger than just surprising, considering a comment like that suggests there's some kind of a conspiracy within the state department or within the diplomatic security office to deny people the protection, the security that they need or that, in fact, there are people inside this building who would wish harm on their colleagues. do you have anything that you want to say about b what mr. nordstrom said? >> i think that the way undersecretary kennedy responded to your question was absolutely appropriate and extremely dignified, if i can put it that way, and well represented this department when he said that he and all of us are extremely and extraordinarily proud of what diplomatic security does every day around the world, that these are people who are the best of the best, they are extraordinary professionals. but that particular comment was surprising. >> well, it -- >> i can't improve on that, matt. >> you can't impro
the terrorists, which we've done and also take down the taliban regime which allowed them to function there. in effect, sponsors, if you will, of the al qaeda organization. scombron edwards 2 half years ago, six months after we went into afghanistan announced that it was chaotic. the situation was deteriorating, the war lords were about to take over. here we are, 1/2 years later, we're four days away from a democratic ele, first one in history in afghanistan. we've got 10 million voters who have registered to vote. nearly half of them women. that election will put in place democratically-elected government that will take over in december. there's been enormous progress in afghanistan, despite of what john edwards said 2 1/2 years ago. they just got it wrong. the fact is as we go forward in afghanistan, we will pursue osama bin laden and the terrorists as long as necessary. we're standing up to afghan security forces so they can take on responsibility for they're own security. we'll keep u.s. forces there. we have about 16,000 there. as long as necessary to assist the afghans in terms of d
so forcefully and early on. >> in pakistan in 2002, the pro-taliban parties controlled two out of four of pakistan's provinces, and in 2008, they got 2% of the vote losing control, and they lost control because they had not delivered. how would you see the fortunes? you sort of addressed that in the opening remarks, but is it too large a movement to make a general prediction of them? they obviously got 25% of the vote implying they are doing well in lots of parts of egypt. how would you assess their political prospects or too early to tell? >> it is too early to tell. we don't know what's happening with the parliament right now. they can say, well, we didn't get ministries or give us any power. with that said, what can they deliver? i mean, they're not going to be able to reform egyptian society. the things they want, the things they want to put in the constitution are just shocking that you can't -- you can't have any type of insulting to anything that has to do with religion in the country or whatnot. the structures they want to impose in society that people are not really go
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